The Single-adapter Solution for Connecting to Pro Tools | Carbon
The Avid® Pro Tools | Carbon audio interface for music production has been described as a creative game changer; its innovative use of eight onboard HDX processors and a custom FPGA enable you to track and monitor with near-zero latency when using AAX DSP plug-ins. Because Carbon connects to your Mac® over Ethernet using a proprietary version of AVB (Audio Video Bridging, aka IEEE 802.1), you’ll have to use an AVB capable Thunderbolt™ Gigabit Ethernet adapter if your computer doesn’t have onboard Ethernet. The Avid Qualified Sonnet Thunderbolt AVB adapter is your single-adapter solution for connecting your supported Mac with Thunderbolt ports to the Carbon interface.
AVB-Compliant Ethernet Adapter - Connect to Other Devices On a Network
Beyond its support for the Pro Tools | Carbon interface, the Sonnet Thunderbolt AVB Adapter enables you to add your Mac as an endpoint in an AVB network and connect to other devices such as audio interfaces, mixers, plug-in processors, personal monitor stations, stage boxes, speakers, speaker processors, and others. Audio Video Bridging support makes the adapter perfect for use in pro audio and video applications where synchronization of data streams is critical.
What is the Benefit of an AVB Network?
An AVB network is extremely reliable since it is designed to reserve a portion of the available Ethernet network bandwidth for its own data. Packets of AVB data are sent regularly in allocated slots within the reserved bandwidth, ensuring AVB packets maintain time synchronization.
Thunderbolt Interface for Low Latency
Featuring a 40Gbps Thunderbolt™ interface, the Sonnet Thunderbolt AVB Adapter supports the low-latency, fully synchronized streaming of audio and video over Ethernet required for Avid Pro Tools | Carbon and AVB support.
Operating off its Thunderbolt connection, Sonnet’s Thunderbolt AVB Adapter is bus-powered, so there’s no need to plug in a power supply or power cable.
- Avid Qualified
Avid qualified single-adapter solution for connecting your supported Mac to the Avid Pro Tools | Carbon audio interface.
Enables you to make your Mac an endpoint in an AVB Ethernet network.
- 40Gbps Thunderbolt Interface
Supports extremely low latency required for AVB applications.
Compact and highly portable.
- Bus-Powered, Energy Efficient
Powered through Thunderbolt port – requires no power adapter.
- Easy Setup
Configure the adapter's basic settings using operating system preferences.
- Apple M1 Series Compatible
Compatible with M1, M1 Pro, and M1 Max Macs.
- Intel Mac Compatible
Compatible with Mac computers with Thunderbolt 3 ports.
- Mac® (M1, M1 Pro, M1 Max)
- Mac (Intel®) with Thunderbolt 3 ports
- macOS® 10.12.6+
- macOS Monterey compatible
Pro Tools Carbon Compatibility
- See Avid support page for supported Mac computers
- Thunderbolt Ethernet adapter
- One Thunderbolt port
- One RJ45 port
- Broadcom BCM57762
- 40Gbps Thunderbolt
- 1000BASE-T, 100BASE-TX
- Maximum packet size: 9000 bytes
Data Rates Supported
- 1Gb/s, 100Mb/s
- Audio Video Bridging (AVB) protocols over Ethernet compliant with IEEE 802.AS, 1588-2008, P802.1Qat, and P802.1Qav
- Energy-Efficient Ethernet (IEEE 802.3az)
- Virtual LAN (VLAN) support - IEEE 802.1q VLAN
- Wake-on-LAN (WOL) support
- TCP, UDP and IPv4 checksum offloading
- TSO (TCP Segmentation Offload, AKA Large Send Offload)
- LRO (Large Receive Offload)
- RSS (Receiver Side Scaling)
- 0ºC to 35ºC (32ºF to 95ºF)
- 5 x 3.9 x 0.8 in. (38.1 x 98.4 x 20.6 mm)
- Adapter: 0.20 lbs (0.09 kg)
- Complete Package: 0.40 lbs (0.18 kg)
- RoHS 3 (Directive 2015/863)
- IEC62368-1 and IEC62368-2 Safety
- Sonnet Thunderbolt AVB Adapter
- 0.5-meter Thunderbolt cable
- ThunderLok 3 Thunderbolt connector retainer clip(1)
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